Seed Sowing Guide – October

Kate’s Tip of the month:

October in Tasmania usually means beans.  Bush beans and climbing beans are a very nutritious and easy to grow crop.  You can even get artistic with your frame for the beans to climb on.  If you have a problem with grass in your garden beds, sow your seeds in trays.  Don’t forget October is also a great month to start herbs. 

Permaculture Tasmania Seed saving workshop with Kate

Permaculture Tasmania Seed saving workshop with Kate

Sow these seeds in October:

Sow these seeds in the garden:

Beans, (Bush) ‘Windsor Long Pod’, ‘Butter’, Borlotti ‘Red Rooster’ and French ‘Provider’

Beans (Runner) ‘White Dutch’ and ‘Scarlet Emperor’

Beetroot ‘Bulls Blood’ & ‘Chioggia’

Broccoli Raab

Broccoli ‘De Cicco’

Cabbage ‘Munchkin’ F1

Carrots ‘Merida’, ‘Amsterdam Forcing’ & ‘Scarlet Nantes’

Cauliflower ‘All Year Around’

Chicory ‘Red Rib’ 

Chives

Dill, ‘Bouquet’

English Marigold

Kale ‘Toscano / Cavolo Nero’ &’Dwarf Blue Curled’

Kohl Rabi ‘Superschmelz’

Komatsuna ‘Green’

Leek ‘Bulgarian Giant’

Lettuces ‘Flashy Trout Back’, ‘Royal Oak Green’, & ‘Rouge d’Hiver’

Mizuna ‘Purple’

Onions ‘Red Sheffield’, ‘Creamgold’ &’Domenica Sweet’

Pak Choi ‘Red Choi’ F1

Parsley Mix

Parsnip ‘Melbourne Whiteskin’

Radicchio ‘Rossa de Treviso’

Radish ‘Easter Egg’

Rocket

Shallots ‘Roderique’

Silverbeet ‘Rainbow Chard’

Snow Pea ‘Oregon Sugar Pod’

Spinach ‘Steadfast’

Spring Onion ‘Bunching’

Sugar Snap Peas

Swede ‘Tasmanian Butter’

Turnip ‘Purpletop Whiteglobe’ & ‘Hakurei’ F1

Winter Savory

Sow in trays in the hothouse:

Basil ‘Genova’

Celery ‘Tall Utah’

Chamomile ‘Roman’

Corn, Sweet ‘Max F1′

Purslane ‘Red’

Tomatoes (six different varieties chosen by Kate and Seedsaver Sam)

Zucchini ‘Costata Romanesco’

Sow (and grow) in the hothouse:

Basil ‘Genova’

Capsicums ‘Antohi Romanian’

Hey! Hey! Hey! Spring is here now!

It’s seed sowing time!

tomatoes in one of the seed racks

Kate’s Tip of the month:

October in Tasmania usually means beans.  Bush beans and climbing beans are a very nutritious and easy to grow crop.  You can even get artistic with your frame for the beans to climb on.  If you have a problem with grass in your garden beds, sow your seeds in trays.  Don’t forget October is also a great month to start herbs. 

You can buy these seeds from my market stall at The Cygnet Market.

If you need any further advice, please ask. My father ran a successful nursery for many years in Adelaide and I have grown up amongst trees, plants and seeds. I want people to be able to grow their own food.

If you would like to purchase Cottage Garden seeds or Native seeds, you can order these from us at Cygnet Market.

All of my products are also available most days from 1pm at The Garden Shed and Pantry, Cygnet

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